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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A north Suffolk petrol station has turned back the hands of time and brought back a bit of personalised customer service.
Once a week on a Wednesday, including today, from noon to 2pm, Hammonds petrol station in Halesworth has a member of staff on hand to fill up people’s cars for them, clean their headlights, wash the windscreen and check the tyres.
They brought it in to help elderly drivers and it is said to be proving very popular.
Staff call it “My Wednesday Walkabout”.
In an age of faceless automated supermarket tills and credit card transactions, such personalised service is relatively rare.
Milkmen are dying out, the “Corona Man” who used to deliver squash to your door is a distant memory and there are fewer streets that now catch sight of a fish van.
Can you think of any other traditions which have died out? Does the petrol station in the area where you live offer a personalised service? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.